Published on May 4, 2016
Wednesday(4-5-2016) :- While going for my early morning "Cycling /Free Hand Exercises" to Worli Seaface spotted this tiny fruit bat lying on the lobby just outside our building lift at Old Prabhadevi road. I was just in time to rescue it before our building cat "Champa" was about to devour it as a breakfast snack.Brought the tiny bat home and kept it on my garden balcony Bonsai tree.Seems to be either sick or injured.It is now resting in my balcony and hope it flies off tonight. A few large "Flying Foxes" live on the large banyan tree of our building which also has squirrels and koels. Old Prabhadevi is a well forested ;locality despite skyscraper buildings coming up in recent years.Once before decades ago in the 1990's a fruit bat had stayed into our flat and i had caught and later released it.I have just left this tiny bat on my bonsai tree with my two house cats "Matahari" and "Matata" totally unaware of its presence.What is the name of this bat species ?